Paul is a partner in the Asset Finance Department and Head of Allen & Overy’s Aviation Finance Group, which won the Legal House of the Year 2013 at the Global Transport Finance Awards.
Paul has acted for Export Credit Agencies (including KEXIM, SACE, Coface, Euler Hermes and ECGD), banks (including Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, BTMU, CA CIB, Citibank, DNB, JP Morgan, Natixis, Santander and SMBC), airlines (including British Airways, Iberia, Aeroflot, Czech Airlines, Air Mauritius and Qantas) and operating lessors (including Aldus Aviation, Dubai Aerospace, VEB Leasing and VTB Leasing) across a whole spectrum of aviation finance, shipping, corporate jet and yacht deals, including Export Credit transactions, capital markets transactions, operating leasing, debt financing, engines financing, pre-delivery payment financing, portfolio purchases and sales, Japanese operating leases, securitisations, German KG leases, UK tax leases, Spanish tax operating leases and manufacturer support. Paul was involved in drafting the European Export Credit Agencies’ precedent documentation and has been instrumental in the development of the transportation capital markets industry outside the U.S. in the last seven years.
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Publications: 20 FEBRUARY 2020
In their podcast, Weronika Groskrejc and Artur Rutkowski, banking and finance lawyers at Allen & Overy Warsaw, try to answer the question in what circumstances it is permissible to repay debt and establish security so as not to violate the rules of hardening period under Art. 127.3 of Bankruptcy Law. Listen to the podcast.Read more
Publications: 10 FEBRUARY 2020
Two recent settlements in the United States have highlighted the risks for parties involved in aviation and shipping of incurring liabilities for a breach of sanctions.Read more
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Publications: 13 APRIL 2018
(Aquila WSA Aviation Opportunities II Ltd v Onur Air Tasimacilik As  EWHC 519 (Comm)).Read more